The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires colleges to disclose information to potential and current students and employees. Required disclosures regarding institutional information, financial aid, family educational rights and privacy act, campus security, and student right to know information are found below. State Technical College of Missouri will inform its students and staff annually by sending an e-mail announcement to their State Tech-issued e-mail account.
General information about State Tech is available from the Admissions Office, which is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Information Technology Center. You can also contact them by phone at (573) 897-5000 or via email. This includes school information and information on completion or graduation.
Cost of Attending
Information regarding the cost of attending State Tech can be found here.
State Tech’s cost of attendance for financial aid eligibility can be found on the College Navigator website.
Net Price Calculator
A net price calculator for the college can be found here.
State Tech’s Bookstore posts a list of required textbooks each semester. Current textbook information, including price and ISBN, can be found here.
Procedures for officially withdrawing
Students who wish to withdraw from a class or the college, must complete the appropriate paperwork. Specific information can be found in the College Catalog .
Information regarding State Tech’s refund policy can be found in the College Catalog.
Return of Title IV Funds policy
When a student withdraws from all of their classes, they can only receive the “earned” financial aid based on their last date of attendance. State Tech is required to complete a federal return calculation to determine what amount of financial aid the student has “earned.” State Tech’s complete policy can be found in the College Catalog.
Transfer Credit Policies
Information regarding State Tech’s transfer policies can be found in the College Catalog.
Transfer Information to State Technical College of Missouri
Information about courses from other higher education institutions that have already been determined to transfer to State Tech can be found on our wiki website.
Transfer Credit Information to Other Institutions
Educational requirements vary from one institution to another. For this reason, it is extremely important that students who plan to transfer to another institution work closely with the other institution on their course schedule. Information regarding institutions that have established transfer guide(s) with State Tech can be found here.
A list of secondary schools that have established articulation agreements with State Tech in various programmatic areas are available for download here.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
A complete description of State Tech’s FERPA policy is available for download here.
Degree Programs Offered
A list of the degree programs offered by State Technical College of Missouri can be found here.
State Tech offers degree programs at its main campus in Linn, as well as off-campus locations. Information regarding our facilities can be found in the College Catalog.
Information regarding State Tech’s faculty can be found in the Employee Directory.
Institutional accreditations can be found here.
Program accreditation information is available for download here.
For more information, contact Academic Affairs at 573-897-5294.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Information regarding services and facilities available for students with disabilities can be found here.
Computer Use and File Sharing
Students can access the Computer Use and File-Sharing information here.
Copyright Infringement- Policies and Sanctions
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission of legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United State Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the peer-to-peer file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
Below is a brief summary of the State Tech unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing procedure and penalties.
State Tech students have a variety of activities they can participate in. Information regarding these activities can be found here.
Career Services and Job Placement
State Tech offers free career services for students and graduates. More information regarding Career Services can be found at HireEagles.
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Gainful employment disclosures for each certificate program can be found by clicking on the certificate program you are interested in.
College Navigator Website
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provides a College Navigator website to assist students in finding the right college. Information about State Tech can be found on the College Navigator website.
Statistics regarding State Tech’s student diversity can be found on the College Navigator website.
State Tech students may receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. Funding for these programs may come from the federal government, state government, institutional funds, and endowed scholarship funds. If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Specialist, Assistant Director, or Director in the Financial Aid Office for information on financial assistance. Financial Aid is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Information Technology Center. You may also contact the Financial Aid office by phone at (573) 897-5000 or e-mail.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Students apply for financial aid by completing the appropriate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Information regarding how to apply for financial aid assistance can be found here.
Types of Financial Assistance Available
Descriptions of all Federal, State, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students and whether they are need-based or non-need based programs can be found here.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for financial aid. The requirements for satisfactory academic progress can be found here.
How Financial Aid Eligibility is Determined
Information regarding how financial aid eligibility is determined can be found in the Financial Aid Guide.
Financial Aid Disbursement Information
Information regarding how and when financial aid will be disbursed can be found in the Financial Aid Guide.
If your financial aid exceeds your institutional charges, or you are funded by a third party agency that will be paying for your bookstore charges, you may obtain a bookstore voucher from the State Tech Cashier to purchase books and supplies at the State Tech Bookstore. The State Tech Cashier issues bookstore vouchers during the first two weeks of each semester. Students must have all financial aid paperwork completed to be eligible for a voucher.
Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers
All first-time student loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling. Previous borrowers are encouraged to complete the Financial Aid Counseling Tool (FACT). Both counseling sessions can be completed at https://studentloans.gov. Students will need their FSA ID to complete their counseling. Students who need assistance may complete this in the Financial Aid Computer lab. The average indebtedness of State Tech graduates by program is available for download here.
Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
All student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling before they withdraw or graduate. Students should visit the Financial Aid Office to complete their counseling session. Students who do not visit with the Financial Aid Office can complete this requirement online.
Student Loan Information & Consequences of Default
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for college expenses. General loan information can be found on the US Department of Education website. It is important for students and parents who borrow loans to repay them. For information regarding the percentage of students who borrow and average loan debt, please click here. State Tech encourages conservative borrowing. Our current cohort default rate information can be found here and information regarding national cohort default rates can be found here. For the consequences of default, please review this information online.
Student Loan Code of Conduct
State Tech follows a Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct. The complete policy is available for download here.
Preferred Lender List
State Tech does not have any Preferred Lender Arrangements.
Private Student Loans
State Tech does not recommend private student loans and suggests a private loan as your last funding option. Upon request, State Tech will complete the official Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form or other certification form required by a private lender. State Tech requires students to have a valid FAFSA form on-file and complete a counseling session before a private loan is certified. More information may be downloaded here.
College Work Study Program
The Terms and Conditions of the College Work-study (CWS) program can be found in the College Work-student Program Guide.
National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS)
Colleges and lenders are required to report loan information to NSLDS. Students can access their student loan information online. Students will need their FSA ID and password. If you have not created an FSA ID or have forgotten it, there are links available for you to retrieve that information.
Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Students convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs may not be eligible for federal financial aid. More information is available on our wiki website.
Campus Safety and Security
State Tech’s campus and security information can be found on our Clery Report.
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Questions about this report can be directed to Becca Mehmert, Campus Security Survey Administrator, located in Room 213 of the Vehicle and Power Center, or at (573) 897-5228.
Missing Person Policy and Procedure
State Tech’s Missing Person Policy can be found in the Clery Report.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
State Tech is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from the effects of alcohol and illegal drugs. Information regarding local, state, and federal sanctions, standards of conduct, drug abuse violation notice, and substance abuse policy can be found here.
Information regarding the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol and State Tech’s Prevention Programs can be found here.
State Tech’s immunization policy can be found on our wiki website.
Rules on fire safety in student housing facilities can be found in the Clery Report.
Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report can be found in the Clery Report.
86% of State Tech’s first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall 2015 returned in the Fall 2016. The part-time student retention rate was 100% for this same time period.
Graduation and Transfer Out Rates
State Tech’s overall graduation rate for students who began their studies in Fall 2015 and graduated within 150% of the normal time was 73%. The transfer-out rate for this same time period was 2%. Specific data regarding State Tech’s graduation rates disaggregated by gender, racial/ethnic, category, and financial aid are available here. Graduation rate information is also displayed on the College Navigator website.
Questions about these rates can be directed to the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and Extended Programs, located in Room 204 of the Nilges Technology Center, or at (573) 897-5113.
The Pass Rates for State Tech’s programs that require licensure can be found here.
Job Placement Rates of Graduates
Since 1995, 95% of State Tech graduates find employment or continue their education within six months after graduation. State Tech’s placement rates by program are available here.
State Tech encourages students who meet voter registration requirements to register to vote. Voter Registration Forms must be postmarked by the 4th Wednesday before the election. State Tech will make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information to our students. Missouri residents can obtain a voter registration application on the Missouri Secretary of State website.
Constitution Day celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. Constitution Day is celebrated each September 17. Each educational institution that received federal funds is required to hold an educational program each September 17.
State Tech is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admission, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, or disability. State Tech’s complete policy and information regarding inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found in the College Catalog.
State Tech’s student complaint and grievance policy can be found on our wiki website.